Chapter: Laying of Plans



The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.


As with the Moral Law, how you lead dictates whether and how people follow.

And how you lead depends on who you are, inside. Your beliefs, values, models and so on is how you win and lose wars.

Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do. Sincerity is believing in what you do. Benevolence is helping those you could harm. Courage is overcoming personal fears. Strictness is ensuring others do as they should.

These may be combined as integrity. Leaders with integrity create passionate, dedicated followers.

If you are in business, can you say these are true of you? If you would manage others or lead the charge, consider how you can develop these qualities.